verb (bed, d, ed)
- A piece of furniture, usually flat and soft, to sleep on.
- A prepared spot to spend the night in, as in camping bed.
- A garden plot, as in "bed of roses".
- The bottom of a lake or other body of water, as in "sea bed".
- An area where a large number of oysters, mussels, or other sessile shellfish is found.
- A flat surface or layer on which something else is to be placed, as a "bed of lettuce".
- A deposit of ore, coal etc.
- A shaped piece of timber to hold a cask clear of a ship, ship"s floor.
Etymology: From bedd, from (proto, Germanic, badjan, dug sleeping-place), from (proto, Indo-European, bhedh-, dig). Cognate with Dutch Dutch, bed, German Bett; and (from Indo-European) with Greek "pit", Latin fossa "ditch", Latvian bedre "hole", Welsh beddWelsh, bedd, Breton bez "grave"; and probably also Russian ÑÑ.
- To go to a sleeping bed.
- To put oneself to sleep.
- To settle, as machinery.
- To set in a soft matrix, as paving stones in sand, or tiles in cement.
- To set out plants in a garden bed.
- (Slang) To have sexual intercourse.
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